Destinie Sykes
Destinie Sykes
Height: 5-5
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Gastonia, N.C.
Position: Jumps/Hurdles
Major: Biology
Last School: Ashbrook HS

2013-14 Indoor:  Opened the season with two top-10 finishes at the Appalachian Invitational; was 2nd in the triple jump (11.12-meters) and 7th in the 55-meter hurdles (8.71)…Also had a leap of 11.12-meters in the triple jump at the Niswonger Invitational…Placed 7th in the 60-meter hurdles at the UNCG Spartans Team Challenge…Ran the 60-meter hurdles in 9.79 at the Niswonger Invitational...Currently holds the school record in the triple jump...Had a 3rd place finish in the 4x400-meter relay with Sierra White, Semaj Tolliver and Draneisha Griffin at the UNCG Spartans Team Challenge.

High School: 
Attended Ashbrook High School where she lettered in track and field…Placed second in the state for the indoor triple jump…Earned Best New Runner award and currently holds five school records…Graduate magna cum laude.

Born on June 21, 1995 in Charlotte, N.C…Is the daughter of Valentino and Deirdre Sykes…Has one brother, Delante’ (15)…Is majoring in biology with a minor in spanish…Hobbies include reading…Her favorite food is bread…Says her favorite movie is Apocalypto and favorite TV show is Sanya’s Glam & Gold…Her favorite singer is Lauryn Hill…Favorite season is summer…Claims her favorite book is the Game of Thrones series…Lists Allyson Felix as her favorite sports figure…The people she admires the most are her mother and father, and Stormy Kendrick…Her dream job is to work in a trauma center…Favorite quote is, “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”